Let the talks of battle of supremacy at the box office be on hold for the time being at least. Even as the large segment of media has gone ahead and filled in pages around Shah Rukh Khan v/s Akshay Kumar, the latter has no qualms in admitting that he found ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi‘ to be an excellent film. He made this statement in the context of family films coming from Bollywood continuing to find an audience globally.
“Such stories will always run. It’s like old wine and all that you have to do is get a new bottle to package it all well. Our sentiments will never go away and this is the reason why when I saw ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi‘, I really loved it”,
says Akshay Kumar in an honest tone.
“Hamaare hindustan mein bhaichaara kabhi kahin nahi jaane waala (In India, the feeling of brotherhood and togetherness will never go away), whether in real life or reel life. This could be about relationship between two friends or the one between a husband and wife, we will always find audiences giving it a green flag if the story is told interestingly”,
He goes on to add,
“Dosti-yaari, mian-biwi, bachche, janam-janam ka saath, yeh sab aise rishtein hai jo hamesha zinda rahenge (these are the kind of relationships that will always be alive). Look at all the TV serials, for e.g. ‘Balika Vadhu’. It is obvious that people are interested in such stuff.”
In that case, doesn’t he too strive to do something like that for the big screen. Why is he seen in comedies in dozens? After all he has seen huge success in his last few family outings like ‘Waqt- Race Against Time‘ or ‘Ek Rishta- The Bond of Love‘?
“I started off as an action hero and then moved on to do family films as well as comedies. Then when some felt that I was doing too many comedies, I just did a ‘Blue‘. Now I have comedies like ‘De Dana Dan‘ and ‘Housefull‘ coming up. Between these two films, I would also have an ‘Action Replay‘ which is a complete family film that you are talking about. It’s a very emotional film. I keep exploring different genres at different points in time.”
— By Joginder Tuteja